Illinois Meetings + Events' Readers' Choice Best of Awards Finalists

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Congratulations to all of our Illinois Meetings + Events' Readers' Choice Best Of Finalists! We've listed all of the finalists in random order (so don't get too excited-yet).

The winners will be announced at our Readers' Choice Best Of Party on March 3, 2011 at LaSalle Power Co. in Chicago. Click here to RSVP for this free event!


  • Taste of Chicago
  • Navy Pier
  • Scarecrow Festival

>>Audio-Visual/Visual Presentation Provider

  • Destination Audio Visual
  • The Meetinghouse Companies
  • The AV Department Inc.

>>Banquet/Reception Venue

  • Navy Pier
  • River East Arts Center
  • Galleria Marchetti

>>Boat/Cruise Service Provider

  • Odyssey Chicago
  • Red Witch (operated by Tall Ship Adventures of Chicago)
  • Wendella

>>Catering Company (on- or off-site)

  • Cork Catering & Special Events
  • Levy Restaurants
  • Tasty Catering

>>Conference Center

  • Northern Illinois University-Naperville
  • Pheasant Run Resort
  • Q Center

>>Convention and Visitor Bureau

  • Naperville Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau
  • St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau


  • Ronsley Special Events
  • The Meetinghouse Companies
  • Kehoe Designs

>>Destination Management Company

  • In the Loop-Chicago
  • Chicago Travel Consultants
  • On the Scene Destination Management and Event Services


  • Standing Room Entertainment Inc.
  • Just for Fun Entertainment
  • Clowning Around & The Celebration Authority


  • Kehoe Designs
  • Blumen Floral & Event Designs
  • The Meetinghouse Companies

>>Golf Venue

  • Pheasant Run Resort
  • Butterfield Country Club
  • Eaglewood Resort & Spa

>>Historic Venue

  • Navy Pier
  • Chicago Cultural Center
  • The Field Museum

>>Hotel with Meeting and Event Space (400+ guest rooms)

  • InterContinental Chicago O'Hare
  • Pheasant Run Resort
  • Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

>>Hotel with Meeting and Event Space (less than 400 guest rooms)

  • Hilton Orrington/Evanston
  • Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel
  • Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort

>>Photography/Videography Service Provider

  • GoPho
  • ProMax Productions Inc.
  • Edward Fox Photography

>>Rental Service Provider

  • BBJ Linen
  • Hall's Rental
  • Classic Party Rentals Chicago

>>Teambuilding Facilitator/Venue

  • Corporate Event Interactive
  • Catalyst Ranch
  • Windy City Fieldhouse

>>Transportation Service Provider

  • Your Private Limousine Inc.
  • Windy City Limousine
  • A-1 Airport Limousine Service

>>Venue Outside Chicagoland

  • Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel
  • Pheasant Run Resort
  • Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center


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